Lunchtime Talks

The HCRC Lunchtime Talks feature presentations by visiting scholars as well as distinguished faculty from multiple colleges across the University.  Researchers share their current research on a wide variety of topics related to child development and well-being.  

Attendees included University faculty and graduate students from a breadth of disciplines, including:

  • Institute of Child Development
  • Department of Economics
  • School of Public Health
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • School of Dentistry
  • Educational Psychology
  • School of Social Work
  • Carlson School of Management
  • Department of Applied Economics
  • Center for Early Education and Development
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • Department of Speech, Hearing, and Learning Sciences
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Upcoming Talks

The upcoming talks will be held over zoom.

October 18, 2022 at 1pm

Promoting Midlife Well-Being through the Child-Parent Center PreK-3rd Program: Impacts on Economic, Physical Health, and Psychological Well-Being

Arthur Reynolds, Suh-Ruu Ou, Mirinda Morency, and Nishank Varshney, HCRC


November 15, 2022

"Mental health and child maltreatment prevention: current evidence and future directions."

Jeffrey Waid, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota

Recent Talks

Check out some resources from our previous HCRC lunchtime talks.

October 2021 Lunchtime Talk

Click here to watch a recording.

Preschool Development Grant

Amanda Varley, Grant Manager

Designing a New Front Door to Human Services in Minnesota

Lisa Barnidge, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

HCRC October Lunch-Time Talk

April 2021 Lunchtime Talk

HCRC Lunchtime Talk: April 13th, 2021

March Lunchtime Talk with Katie Paschall & Kristen Moore

In March 2021, Katie Paschall Ph.D. and Kristen Moore Ph.D. from Child Trends presented on population-level indicators for the HCRC Lunchtime Talk Series. 

HCRC Lunchtime Talk March 9th, 2021

February 2021 Lunchtime Talk

Revisiting the Essential Elements of Early Childhood Programs in the Age of the Great Pandemic

Arthur J. Reynolds, HCRC

HCRC Feb 9th Lunchtime Talk

January 2021 Lunchtime Talk

Ten Essential Elements of ECE